the 46th day – God is a God of gods, and A Lord of kings and a revealer of secrets
The King answered unto Dainel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and A Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. —-Daniel 2:47 (KJV)
The verse we are looking at today didn’t come from any of God’s servants, but from a pagan King who was overwhelmed by the power of the Lord.
How did that happen? When the kingdom of Israel fell, Daniel was in captivity in Babylon along with the survivors of the people of Judah. The Babylon King, Nebuchadnezzar had a dream which troubled him. He summoned his court of astrologers to interpret it for him. However, for a certain reason, he didn’t even tell them anything about the dream. As a result, the court of astrologers could only shoot in blind and all come up with irrelevant human interpretation. On the other hand, Daniel prayed and God told Daniel what the King wanted to know. Daniel didn’t only tell the King what exactly the dream was, but also gave the interpretation. Therefore the King couldn’t deny that the LORD is the true God. Then the King answered Daniel with the verse we just came across earlier.
In the following video, you can get a general picture of what the King Nebuchadnezzar dreamed about.
Isn’t that amazing? Even a pagan King could be moved by the undeniable truth and acknowledged the true God. Let’s remember the fact that it was King Nebuchadnezzar who totally destroyed the temple of the LORD and took away everything inside of it. But yet he was overwhelmed by the power of God.
All of this started with a prayer, a prayer that made all the differences. God never change–he is the same today as he was 3000 years ago when this story happened. When we come to a difficult situation like Daniel did, a prayer can still make all the differences because God has promised us, his power of God is true and never change.